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Cruise to the Tiwi Islands with Guided Tour, Lunch and More

Cruise to the Tiwi Islands with Guided Tour, Lunch and More


  • Return cruise from Cullen Bay to the Tiwi Islands
  • Explore the culturally rich community of Wurrumiyanga with a Tiwi guide
  • Enjoy a welcome ceremony and take home an art memento

Discover the culturally rich Tiwi Islands on this full day tour from Darwin. After a relaxing cruise, meet your guide and set foot exploring the community of Wurrumiyanga, experiencing a traditional welcome ceremony, visiting the old Mission Precinct, and creating your own work of art.

What's Included?

  • Return ferry from Darwin to Bathurst Island (Tiwi Islands)
  • Welcome to Country ceremony
  • Walking tour of old Mission Precinct
  • Cultural art workshop and take-home art memento
  • Local Tiwi guide
  • Morning tea and lunch

Sit back for a relaxing 2.5 hour cruise from Cullen Bay to the Tiwi Islands, where you will experience the culturally rich community of Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island. Renowned for Aboriginal art and culture as well as incredible hospitality, you will meet your local Tiwi guide and be welcomed onto Tiwi land with traditional totem dances and a smoking ceremony. Enjoy a traditional morning tea with damper, before walking through the Mission Precinct, where your knowledgeable guide will provide detailed and informative commentary on the culture and history of Tiwi people. Continue on to Tiwi Design for lunch, then spend the afternoon getting creative with an Aboriginal artist to make your own work of art. Choose from contemporary or traditional Tiwi design to print onto a take-home t-shirt, tea towel or fabric, a wonderful souvenir of your Tiwi visit.

Session Length

  • Please allow 10 hours for the duration of this experience
  • Operates Thursdays and Fridays from 1 April to 10 December 2022
  • Additional Monday departures during June, Julye and August
  • Check in at 7.30am and return at 5.45pm at the Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal
  • Travel time is approximately 2.5 hrs on the ferry each way
  • Does not operate on Public Holidays


  • Children four years and under are free of charge
  • Please make sure you ask a Tiwi local before you take a photo of them. Do not take photos of children
  • Please note that this tour a walking tour, not a coach tour. It is conducted at a leisurely pace, with no special level of fitness required. Wurrumiyanga is a small Aboriginal community with everything easily accessible by foot


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows will result in you forfeiting your experience

Dress Code

Please avoid wearing any skimpy clothing or cut off shorts as this is not culturally appropriate on the Tiwi Islands.

This experience takes place on Tiwi Islands, departing Darwin, NT.

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